Darkmagus82 (1939) - - SEP 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap in a pint glass-
Appearance – The brew is served a quite hazy copper-orange color with a billowy just off white colored head. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave almost no lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is rather strong of a nice wheat bread aroma, mixed with a good deal of fruits, being a mix of both dark and light varieties. The biggest fruit aromas are that of cherry, banana and plum Along with these aromas comes smells of yeast and spice with the spice being a blend of clove and coriander. A little bit of a grassier and caramel aroma are there as well giving it a rather smooth and sweet wheat bread smell.
Taste – The taste begins with a good showing of wheat and fruity flavors with some plum and cherry and a little bit of a grainy taste. Right from the start there is a decent showing of a yeasty flavor with it also having taste of spice mixed within. Flavors of banana start out rather light upfront, but grow quite a bit stronger as the taste advances. More fruit flavors join the banana with a bit of a sour lemon and grassy taste joining the taste profile. The lemon actually gets moderately strong toward the end, but is ever balanced by spice flavors of clove and coriander as well as the darker fruit and wheaty flavors mixing with a decent sum of booziness to leave a sweet wheat and warming flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly chewier side with a carbonation level that is around average. For the mix of darker fruits, banana, spice and yeast with the decent boozy flavor, the feel is great as it provides a nice base for the flavors to be well supported and sensed, but yet has enough carbonation to keep it from any one component of the taste from becoming overwhelming.
Overall – A fairly nice drinking brew. A decent level of booziness, but all very well balanced out by the wheat, fruit, and yeasty spiced flavors of the beer. Rather tasty.
superspak (3143) - Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into weizen glass, best before 8/19/2015. Pours hazy reddish copper color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky light khaki head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the dense head. Incredible appearance. Aromas of big banana, raisin, plum, cherry, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big banana, raisin, plum, cherry, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, raisin, plum, cherry, clove, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, herbal, pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible weizenbock! All around awesome complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt notes; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
generallee08 (733) - New York, USA - SEP 24, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep rich crimson highlights flow through a deep amber body with a slight haze. This is topped by a light beige colored and tightly packed head. The tall stiff foam hangs on well and makes lots of slick lacing on the glass. There are deep sweet fruity and bready notes with notes of wheat, banana bread with walnuts and over-ripe banana peel. The flavor matches the nose with a light dusting Dutch cocoa, fruity banana, dried apricots and a mild touch of hop spice. It also has a sweet and mellow abv warmth. The full body has a smooth creamy texture with plenty of soft carbonation.
drfabulous (4523) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Orange ish color with big yeasty fruity mix of flavors. Some coca cola in finish.
TylerGreenDC (500) - - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft. Boozy wet straw aroma, but not a lot of booze on the palate. Flavors of brown sugar and spice. Needs something that cuts through that a bit, but oh well. Still pretty lovely.
degbert (1296) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Wow, what color IS that? Amber-brown-orange-gold, and it glows even without much light. Really interesting, and the tan large-grained lacy blown-insulation head just sits there and goes "Come on, come and get it". Intense-looking beer; it kind of broods in the glass. Nose is clove, tropical fruit, pipe tobacco, bacon -- again, a lot of intense scents broken up only by the fruit. Citric but not sweet on the tongue; a continued undercurrent of smoky bitterness and weighty umami keep it very present. So glad it’s not filtered; it would be a crime to filter this beer. Finish is long and, again, smoky. Great fall beer.
mcberko (8421) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Belmont Station Bier Cafe, pours a cloudy dark orange with a small white head. Aroma of banana, toasted nuts and clove. Flavour is about the same, with banana and toasted malt. Dry and drinkable, but not the most complex. Decent beer.
DrSilverworm (7960) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, from Dutch’s. Enjoy by: 19 Aug 2015. Pours a hazy kind of darker orange amber color. Big khaki head fills the pint glass to the rim, before slowly subsiding to a pretty respectable amount. Leaves good, thicker lace. Kind of spicy nose, hefe yeast, german wheat. Kind of toasty. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, light to moderate carbonation. Light slick texture. Moderate bitter, moderate sweet taste. Alcohol works pretty well, not very noticeable at all. Nice lightly spicy finish. Pretty solid weizenbock.
Clarkdvm (216) - Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in fl. Pleasant aroma_ hard to place. Not a fruity wheat by any means. Almost taste like a tripel. Sweet but heavy. Copper haze with appropriate head. Much better than expected. Actually, great
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is bananas and root beer. Pours brown/yellow like an arnold palmer with a nice hazy thick body and a big white head. Taste follows the nose with root beer and banana with light wheat and clove notes. Very cheap tasting interpretation of this style. Not a huge fan.